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Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke: the first female neuroanatomist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17330887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke, the wife of Joseph Jules Dejerine, an eminent French neurologist, was an American and the first woman to intern in a Parisian hospital. She is known for Klumpke's radicular palsy, which is a neuropathy involving the lower nerve roots of the brachial plexus. The neuroanatomical treatise that she wrote together with her husband is considered a masterpiece. Klumpke won several awards in medical science, the first of which was in the field of anatomy when she was a student. She was a pioneer of rehabilitation therapy after spinal cord injuries and contributed much to our current knowledge of spinal cord diseases. We review the current English and French literature regarding this neuroanatomist who was the first woman to directly contribute to the writing of a neuroanatomy textbook.
Authors:
Mohammadali M Shoja; R Shane Tubbs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-27     Completed Date:  2007-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  585-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy and Neurosurgery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brachial Plexus / pathology
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Neuroanatomy / history*
Paralysis / pathology
Physicians, Women / history*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke

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